Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > Questions and Answers
Reload this Page >

Receiver after a crash

Notices
Questions and Answers If you have general RC questions or answers discuss it here.

Receiver after a crash

Old 09-26-2010, 05:02 PM
  #1  
lablover
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: sterling heights, MI
Posts: 383
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Receiver after a crash

When you crash, what do you do with the receiver? Do you range check it and use it again...Do you send it in for repair/Check out. Just curious cause I know have a few I could use but have been in a wreck.
Old 09-26-2010, 05:09 PM
  #2  
da Rock
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Near Pfafftown NC
Posts: 11,511
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Receiver after a crash

Range check. Especially with the motor running. MOF, run the motor WOT and in between at max range for a check to see if vibration matters. That won't prove it for sure, but will show some problems (if they're there).

Many of the modern RXs have very few solder connections and such and are much tougher than the earlier generation RXs.
Old 09-26-2010, 05:30 PM
  #3  
Gray Beard
My Feedback: (-1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hemderson, NV
Posts: 14,385
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default RE: Receiver after a crash

Like Rock said, it's for PPM and PCM. If it was really one of my better crashes and it's a good RX I send it into Radio South and let them check it out for me. I just ship them to him in those cheap pre-paid boxes at the post office. If it's a lower end RX then I do like Rock said then use it. I have only ever really killed one RX in a crash but I always test them before I trust them.
Old 09-26-2010, 06:23 PM
  #4  
lablover
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: sterling heights, MI
Posts: 383
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Receiver after a crash

They are all 2.4 Spektrum AR7000
Old 09-26-2010, 08:17 PM
  #5  
ChuckW
Senior Member
 
ChuckW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Clovis, CA
Posts: 5,165
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Receiver after a crash

You can do a good range check and maybe have someone tap it or shake it to make sure it doesn't do anything weird. If you still aren't confident though, call Horizon and tell them you want to send it in for check out. Then ship it to them with a note explaining that it was in a crash and you'd like to have it tested. You'll generally get it back in a few weeks. I have never been charged for this but I cannot say for sure if that is their normal policy.


Old 09-26-2010, 08:52 PM
  #6  
Gray Beard
My Feedback: (-1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hemderson, NV
Posts: 14,385
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default RE: Receiver after a crash


ORIGINAL: ChuckW

You can do a good range check and maybe have someone tap it or shake it to make sure it doesn't do anything weird. If you still aren't confident though, call Horizon and tell them you want to send it in for check out. Then ship it to them with a note explaining that it was in a crash and you'd like to have it tested. You'll generally get it back in a few weeks. I have never been charged for this but I cannot say for sure if that is their normal policy.


What Chuck said!! The 2.4s are a lot better at taking a hit then the 72s too. I had one student loose his plane due to a brown out, a very early RX with a long time lock out. It looked like a hammer was taken to it. Horizon sent him a new RX free of charge. Good People to deal with.
Old 09-26-2010, 09:17 PM
  #7  
lablover
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: sterling heights, MI
Posts: 383
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Receiver after a crash

Alright then

Off to Horizon they go. I wish I still had the receipts.. they are less than a year old. Thanks for the advice

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.